Noho is more low-key, notably less-touristed and a good deal quieter than its similarly abbreviated neighbor on the south side of Houston Street, but Noho has more in common with Soho than a catchy nickname. Like Soho, Noho is rich in historic architecture and high-ceilinged loft-style apartments, both in ambitious new construction luxury condominiums and high-end condo conversion projects. And yet there's more to Noho -- which is roughly bounded by Houston Street, the Bowery, Astor Place, and Broadway, also considered part of Greenwich Village -- than a nickname and some lofts.
Noho has a striking variety in structures, with neighboring marble, brick, cast-iron and terra cotta facades lending each Noho block a unique and diverse look. More so than Soho, which long ago lost its artistic edge amid a rising tide of poshness, Noho remains a lively artistic and cultural neighborhood. Besides the expected boutiques, cool nightlife spots and a wide array of eateries, NoHo is also home to a wide range of museums, theaters, live music venues, and even a small opera company. Even the condominium listings of Noho seem to adhere to the neighborhood’s alternately artistic and understated aesthetic. The ultra-luxurious celebrity-mecca condo 40 Bond is one of Manhattan’s hottest new construction condominiums, and neighbor 25 Bond, a condo conversion in what was once a parking garage, gives the neighborhood a top-tier boutique condo listing. Sophisticated, diverse, and bursting with quintessentially downtown vitality, Noho is more than Soho north. It’s also one of downtown Manhattan's most appealing places to live.